I’m not buying that!

P1000049 3New York Fashion Week starts in just one day (February 6th) and The Diversity Coalition will be watching. The question: will there be a focus toward diversity on the runway? The fashion industry has a lot to answer for; last fall, just before the Spring 2014 shows, Bethann Hardison, former model and activist, along with Iman and Naomi Campbell, spearheaded a letter from The Diversity Coalition that was sent to four of the international fashion capitals, identifying the fact that the lack of color on the runway was “unbecoming to modern society.” The letter went on to state that, “We will continue to watch and reveal season to season.”

Will we see more diversity on the runway? If not … along with Bethann Hardison and Iman and Naomi Campbell I will call it ‘unbecoming‘ and I’m not buying that!

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2 thoughts on “I’m not buying that!

  1. Interesting…you would think the fashion world, above all other industries, would be a front runner in the conscious effort to diversify their runways! By nature, they are risk takers & statement makers…I find it fascinating that it doesn’t transfer into awareness of who is walking for them, and who isn’t!

    • So well said, Kylie. I couldn’t say it any better. We will see what happens in a few days as the fashion season for fall 2014 kicks off. xx Mel

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